social injustice

August 1, 20132 Comments

Ou Leili: China’s Wheelchair Bomber Shines Light on Injustice, Disability Rights

Ou Leili is a contributor at Ministry of Tofu. You can learn more about her on our About page. “I am festering away, paralyzed and over 100,000 yuan (US $16,303.60) in debt. Our family has suffered an unimaginable fate.” This declaration was translated from the now-deleted blog of Ji Zhongxing. Ji, a 34-year-old man from [...]

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May 8, 2013One Comment

A 1995 mysterious poisoning case grips China and moves to White House

An unsolved 18-year-old attempted murder case in China has been brought to the White House’s We the People site. So far, the petition to the U.S. government demanding the deportation of the suspect back to China has garnered more than 130,000 signatures within in four days as the public fury over the possible foul play [...]

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August 30, 2011One Comment

Video: 77-year-old female kneels down, naked, in front of courthouse to protest land grab

From On August 18, Zhuang Jinghui, a 77-year-old woman went naked on her knees in order to call Shanghai’s justice system to account for their ineptitude. She wore nothing but a sign in black and white that says, “I want my case to be investigated. Champion the laws. Return the right to sue to [...]

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May 16, 20113 Comments

Pretty Chinese women challenge parapolice chengguan bully

On early morning of May 15, a microblog user uploaded several photos of a public denouncement spearheaded by several chic young women against a city management enforcer (nicknamed in China as chengguan). The post was shared by nearly 8,000 users, and almost all comments heap praises on the heroines. The old man (in blue at the center with [...]

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May 11, 20117 Comments

Xia Junfeng, a killer that the nation has pity for

From China Youth Daily Xia Junfeng and his wife have been poor all their life. Xia was laid off from a state-owned electric machinery factory and did several temporary jobs. His wife Zhang Jing worked as a cleaning lady at a hotel and a baker at a kindergarten. They have pinned their hope on their [...]

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May 3, 20117 Comments

A Cuckoo’s Nest that no one can fly over – Chinese petitioner locked up again 8 days after escape

From Southern Metropolis Daily and Tianya Xu Wu, once an employee of a steel company in Wuhan, capital city of central Hubei province, had been petitioning in Beijing trying and failing to get justice on a financial dispute between himself and his company was forcibly admitted to a mental hospital and mistreated for four years. [...]

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April 22, 2011One Comment

Quick Update: Yao Jiaxin, the student murderer, is sentenced to death by local court Friday morning

Two week ago, MOT reported how a murder case has fueled Chinese public anger over the likelihood that the murderer might escape capital punishment. Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, knocked down a peasant woman named Zhang Miao while driving at around 11 p.m. on October [...]

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April 5, 201114 Comments

Chinese demand execution of a student, accuse state TV of siding murderers

Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, stabbed a peasant woman to death after hitting her with his car. Should he be sentenced to death?

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March 25, 20113 Comments

Corruption shields killer driver after he crushed victim multiple times to death

Below is a web article posted by a young man from Xinhua, Hunan province, whose mother was allegedly brutally murdered by a construction company driver who hit her. The crime has been covered up by the local police and officials that are in cahoots with the powerful construction company. The article has caught massive attention [...]

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March 1, 20115 Comments


From Mop Even though the incident took place in late January, it didn’t draw public attention until last week. (If you are prepared, click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.) Jing’s note: placing copper cash into the mouth of the deceased is a Chinese social custom based on the superstition that the deceased would [...]

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February 14, 2011No Comments

Chinese public servant beats janitor brutally for not giving gate pass right away

From Mop At 10:00 p.m. on January 30, 2011, a car with the license plate “桂BBZ3××” stopped at the gate of a neighborhood in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The janitor recognized one passenger on the car as a resident of the neighborhood, took it for granted that they don’t need a gate pass, and didn’t bother [...]

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January 15, 20113 Comments

Faced with forced fish pond seizure, Chinese farmer hangs himself; netizens’ comments

From Kdnet and Tianya Xun Jide, a farmer at Xindang Village, Funing County in Jiangsu Province, hanged himself onto an excavator on the early morning of January 12, 2011. He died at the age of 63. Xun had been a fish farmer for 13 years and had raised hundreds of tons of fish in a [...]

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December 7, 2010One Comment

Chinese official kills 5 teens in a row while drunk driving; video compilation of Chinese traffic accidents

On Sunday night at 11:30 p.m., a county chief of state-owned postal service drove on the wrong side of the street and crashed into a group of seven teenagers, killing five while still under the influence. The driver reportedly refused to lend his cellphone to witness for calling the police, and attempted fleeing the accident [...]

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